(04-09-2014, 08:53 PM)BuySellHigher Wrote: I am fairly new to this board. I have a ResMed S8 Elite and just bought some ResMed data cards and the Data Card reader. The software installs okay and when I put a new card into the S8 Elite the messages indicate it copied the data. However when I put it into the Data Card Reader, the software says there is nothing attached to download from. If I go to Device Settings, it will however let me select "blank card" and then select S8 Elite and then shows that it has connected. It appears the software will then let me write new default settings from the ResScan software onto the card.
I am assuming that if I then put that card back into my ResMed S8 Elite it might overwrite the settings that were programmed a long time ago after my sleep study -- so I haven't done that.
Is there some step I am missing in getting data off an S8 Elite to a data card and then from a data card into the ResScan software to read, not reprogram, what is inside the ResMed S8 Elite?
Welcome to the forum!
To see (and write down for future reference) what present settings your S8 Elite is using, you can get the Clinician Guide (manual) for your machine. (See "Important Threads" section.) The manual should show how to see (and, if desired, change) the settings.
I suppose you are putting the card into the reader the correct way, up side down. (The copper circuit traces are upward when inserting card into the reader, which is up side down relative to when inserting the card into the S8 unit.)
In ResScan settings menu, instead of using ResScan to program new device settings, try selecting the soft key in lower left of screen, for ResScan to Erase Data from the card, to see if it is able to do that. If it is, then put the blank (erased) card into the S8 machine and let it copy the machine's data into the card again. Then see if ResScan can read the data from the card.
If the machine ever asks whether it is allowed to reformat the card, say yes.
Good luck, and take care.